David Wootton: Michel de Certeau
4 October 2001
Show More The Possession at Loudun by Michel de Certeau, translated by Michael Smith.
Chicago, 251 pp., £27, August 2000, 0 226 10034 0Show More
The Certeau Reader edited by Graham Ward.
Blackwell, 320 pp., £60, November 1999, 0 631 21278 7Show More
Michel de Certeau: Cultural Theorist by Ian Buchanan.
Sage, 143 pp., £50, July 2000, 0 7619 5897 5Show More
“... judges interpreted this as proof of the devils’ power. In 1637, as the devils finally departed from the prioress’s body (Behemoth was the last to go), the words Jesus, Maria, Joseph, François de Sales appeared inscribed on her hand. By now she was in regular communication with an angel, and, known as Jeanne des Anges, she toured France, showing her hand to vast crowds, and to the King, the ...”